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So this is it.

After months of research, weeks of debate and a whole year of waiting, we finally have this year’s ranked list of the 50 Best Bars In Philadelphia.

Because Philly is one of the greatest drinking cities on Earth, it’s also home to an unusually high concentration of experts in the elbow-bending arts. This year we’ve again turned to the best of them–writers and editors, rummies and winos, industry pros and enthusiastic amateurs–and asked them where they go when there’s drinking to be done. We tallied their votes and cast our own and all to bring you this: our always controversial, always surprising (and absolutely accurate) ranking of the 50 best bars in the region.

So let’s get drinking, shall we? And we can start at …

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CONCERT REVIEW: Margaret Glaspy at Johnny Brenda’s

Margaret Glaspy Photographed by Chris Sikich

Margaret Glaspy
Photographed by Chris Sikich

Monday night at Johnny Brenda’s presented a true musical triple threat. I went to see one of my favorite artists to emerge in quite a while, Adia Victoria. As the second performer of three, I also caught two other formidable performers — opener Julia Rainer and headliner Margaret Glaspy. On this day of the summer solstice, originality and great promise revealed themselves in all. Read more »

CONCERT REVIEW: Beverly at Johnny Brenda’s

Beverly Photographed by Chris Sikich

Photographed by Chris Sikich

Brooklyn-based rockers Beverly played on Tuesday, June 14th, at Johnny Brenda’s in support of their new LP, The Blue Swell. Led by Drew Citron on lead vocals and guitar, they were a blast to behold. Energetic and swaying between punk and pop, they engaged a small but devoted Philly crowd. With orange sherbet and laser lighting as parallel and contrast to their eclectic sound, Beverly should be on everybody’s playlist. Read more »

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